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Macmillan Online Conference 2012

Macmillan Online Conference 2012 | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

Nicola: One for the diary.

 

This looks like it's going to be an amazing FREE online conference. It runs from 5th Nov through to the 9th, and features the likes of Carol Read, Scott Thornbury, Adrian Underhill, etc. Registration is open now.

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3 ways to speak English

3 ways to speak English | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Jamila Lyiscott is a “tri-tongued orator;” in her powerful spoken-word essay “Broken English,” she celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate.”
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The 4 Stages Of Edtech Disruption

The 4 Stages Of Edtech Disruption | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
What are the stages of technology in learning, and how can these stages be used as a framework for improving learning?

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Disruption as in 'shake you out of your routine'.

 

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Season’s greetings from Cambridge!

Season’s greetings from Cambridge! | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
I’ve described my festive season in three words and added them to the Cambridge Christmas Corpus. Add yours today!
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Add to the Christmas corpus!

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Webinars | EnglishAgenda | British Council

Webinars | EnglishAgenda | British Council | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

Continual Professional Development Webinars

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A series of sessions about CPD from a group of very experienced and well-regarded trainers.

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Finding 'lost' languages in the brain - PsyPost

Finding 'lost' languages in the brain - PsyPost | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
An infant’s mother tongue creates neural patterns that the unconscious brain retains years later even if the child totally stops using the language, (as ca
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Connectivism - How to learn online. Nice teaching aid for teaching online research skills.

A New Theory for a Digital Age-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/ . Make your own animated videos and animated presentations ...

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Must try !

 

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Maureen Greenbaum's curator insight, November 27, 8:45 AM

Connectivism  simply explained for educators or students who have difficulty understanding why we are not just lecturing anymore

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Focusing on executive functions in kindergarten leads to lasting academic improvements - PsyPost

An educational approach focused on the development of children's executive functions - the ability to avoid distractions, focus attention, hold relevant in
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More to learning than 4 skills.

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Why Mandarin Won't Be a Lingua Franca

Why Mandarin Won't Be a Lingua Franca | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
The odds against a Chinese dialect ever gaining traction as an international language are formidable
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Not sure I agree with this but it makes some good points. 

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Delivering Differentiated Instruction in Your Classroom

Delivering Differentiated Instruction in Your Classroom | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

Carol Ann Tomlinson, author of “The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners,” is the country’s preeminent scholar on differentiated instruction. Tomlinson defines differentiated learning as “ensuring that what a student learns, how he/she learns it, and how the student demonstrates what he/she has learned is a match for that student’s readiness level, interests, and preferred mode of learning.” She likens the reluctance to integrate modern knowledge of the learning process into the classroom to settling for a Model T instead of embracing 21st-century engineering.


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This is a look at what differentiated learning is really all about. Quite a challenge! 

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Tomlinson is one of the contributors to ED 262 content

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Differentiation works when students take responsibility for their own learning.  Students in particular those doing A levels are given booklets, notes, presentations and textbooks with lesson plans and schemes of work.  When a teacher walks into the classroom students should not be sitting waiting for the teacher to tell them what to do.  They should already be engaged in looking over their own notes and ready to ask the teacher questions about aspects of the course that they are not certain of. Or ready to ask where they can get more information.

 

Most students have I-pads, mobile phones that can access the whole web.  They can look for information on youtube for most subjects which can add to their learning.  Differentiation has never been easier.  The teacher's job is to give out the resources, point students to where to find information, give overviews of the lessons based on the syllabus, which he students also have.  During class, time should be spent  understanding the information, discussions,  showing how to answer exam questions, followed by essays.  This is 21st Century learning and it works!

 

Have a look at http://www.hotmoodle.com  a website for psychology .

 

 

 

 

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Sounds ideal in theory

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Seven 'great' teaching methods not backed up by evidence - PsyPost

Seven 'great' teaching methods not backed up by evidence - PsyPost | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
What makes “great teaching”? It’s a complicated question, made more difficult by trying to measure how teachers make decisions in the classroom and what im
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A bit disconcerting, some of this. I wonder what 'no evidence' means in this respect. 

 

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Spelling it out: is it time English speakers loosened up?

Spelling it out: is it time English speakers loosened up? | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Josephine Livingstone: English is an uncommonly tricky language to spell. Is this why we put it on such a pedestal?
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A time reflect on what we expect and why we expect it, maybe?Both as teachers and learners.

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6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

In traditional learning, teachers map out academic standards, and plan units and lessons based around those standards. In Genius Hour, students are in control, choosing what they study, how they study it, and what they do, produce, or create as a result. As a learning model, it promotes inquiry, research, creativity, and self-directed learning.


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Great idea. An hour a week but over time will build confidence and independence.

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Les Howard's curator insight, October 2, 7:56 AM

Interesting idea to develop autonomy and engagement.

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, October 2, 9:06 AM

 Mais um novo método para tornar a aprendizagem um processo apaixonante e descobridor de talentos.

Fran Bozarth's curator insight, November 6, 12:23 PM

the educational anarchist i me love this.

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The Travelling Teachers: Let's talk about the UK (still with Scotland)

The Travelling Teachers: Let's talk about the UK (still with Scotland) | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
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Great use of tools, interesting materials.

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iPads: Less Than a Class Set

iPads: Less Than a Class Set | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

Just a few iPads in a classroom can support and enhance learning and facilitate individualized instruction.


Via Andrea Zeitz, Rachael
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I was talking to a colleague about this the other day:Just a few iPads in a room can make a big difference to engagement and interaction.

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Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Via Urtė Žukauskaitė
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Prejudice toward African American dialect can result in unfair rulings

Prejudice toward African American dialect can result in unfair rulings | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
"It's likely this stems from social prejudice rather than mere lack of comprehension on the part of the listener,"
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Language is power ...

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University of Southampton to offer Scholarships to FutureLearn Students

University of Southampton to offer Scholarships to FutureLearn Students | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
The scholarship would cover first year fees of 2.5 year online programme in MA English Language Teaching
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Interested?

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What effect does culture have on learning?

What effect does culture have on learning? | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

The importance of home culture on children's ability to learn has been investigated by a researcher at the Institute of Education. Newsnight's Chris Cook looks at some of the numbers around the issue.


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Researched piece - food for thought.

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cubed | British Council

Here at cubed we keep you up to date with the UK science that’s shaping our society and bringing a new dimension to everyday life, including articles, MOOCS, videos and podcasts.
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Not for English teaching purposes but has great articles.

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Rewordify.com | Understand what you read

Rewordify.com helps you read more, understand better, learn new words, and teach more effectively.
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Useful for creating graded texts for your learners. You can also created a series of texts for differentiated activities.

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How to make teaching great

How to make teaching great | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
An article we wrote last week for The Conversation on Seven “great” teaching methods not backed up by evidence prompted a large amount of comment and discussion. One of the main questions has been, ok…
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Some are obvious, some less so.

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Chatting to Teacherbot. Why Posthuman Teachers Can Never Happen In My Lifetime #EDCMOOC

Chatting to Teacherbot. Why Posthuman Teachers Can Never Happen In My Lifetime #EDCMOOC | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
I talked to a machine this morning. I actually had quite a nice chat. The machine was a robotic teacher. And I learned some interesting stuff. That is scary. But it won't catch on. here's why: The ...
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A well programmed robot would be preferable to no interaction at all, which is certainly my experience of distance learning, though surprisingly less so with MOOCs

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Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching — University of Southampton — FutureLearn

Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching — University of Southampton — FutureLearn | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

An introduction to some key concepts in the effective teaching and learning of languages.

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Another great course from FutureLearn.

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EFL LINKS - Ebooks- Audio Books

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I haven't tested them all but looks like a good collection of links.

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Infographic: Quirky facts about English

Infographic: Quirky facts about English | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
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Bit of fun

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